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Tips, advice and experiences from the IF team and friends.


With both Personal Training and Outdoor Training expected to be among the top fitness trends in 2022 (according to the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE), it seems the world is catching up to what we’ve known, preached, and lived for over 25 years at Innovative Fitness. If you’ve been reading our

World Mental Health Day won’t come around until the fall but we don’t need a special occasion to address the elephant in the room during these heavy-hearted COVID-times. Let’s talk about this already. As my colleague Sean Allt wrote about in our NO EXCUSE 90 Challenge post, optimal health is achieved

As a coach, we weep a little inside when a client mentions a business trip. “So I’ll be back in about ten days, nothing special. A board meeting on the east coast then on to Paris for a few days, meeting a new client in London before heading back to Toronto

You know the drill. Every time the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, people inevitably start asking you that dreaded question, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” You’ve come to expect the question and likely something prepared to the effect of: “I resolve to get into better shape.” “I resolve to

Looking for a quick and easy on-the-go snack idea? Try out these chocolate mint energy bites; you won't regret it! Thanks to for the delicious recipe idea! Prep Time: 5 mins Servings: 24 balls, approx. Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts 1 cup pitted dates 1/3 cup cacao powder 2/3 cup shredded coconut + extra for coating

Vancouverites have all experienced – at one point in time – a lack of motivation or energy that might come after a streak of rainy, grey weather. Believe it or not, you may have been experiencing this low state of energy due to a lack of sun exposure and Vitamin

Delicious Christmas turkey, mashed potatoes, cookies and puddings are hard to resist! Setting boundaries on your diet especially at this time of year can be challenging. Overeating during the holidays is common. Let this article help you set a strategic game plan and avoid the "Holiday Weight Gain". Q: What is

We had the opportunity to chat with Sarah Van Noort, a Professional Training Coach at IF North Vancouver to learn more about health and wellness in the fitness world. She couldn't emphasize enough on how internal health affects our daily fitness performance. Let's learn more on how to build and maintain strong internal health and how it